SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. May 20th

IT WAS MAY 20th … when the Canadian Marconi Company station X-W-A, later CFCF, in Montreal aired a musical concert, the first scheduled radio broadcast in North America, and possibly the world…
When CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show featured Peggy Lee, The Brothers Four (from Seattle), and retired baseball great Jackie Robinson ….
When the 25th Emmy Awards gave top honors to The Waltons, All in the Family & Mary Tyler Moore…
..and when the final episodes of ‘Barney Miller’ and the original run of ‘Roseanne’ aired on ABC-TV… and the ‘Cheers’ finale was seen on NBC.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on May 19, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Matt’s ‘Sound Off’ Podcast: Brian Munz and Don Scott on Humboldt bus accident

The Humboldt bus accident that claimed the lives’ of 16 people on April 6, 2018 led to a worldwide outpouring of grief and support. In the hours after the crash, the lives of players, coaches, team support staff like a statistician and therapist were also lost; as well as Tyler Bieber who was the play-by-play host and worked at 107.5 Bolt-FM in Humboldt

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Published on at 9:56 am by Voice Over

Music Modernization Act Gains Momentum in US Senate

“It is not just about music,” Smokey Robinson told a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. “It is about lives — they could really use that money.”

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SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. May 19th

IT WAS MAY 19th ….when the 20th Annual Emmy Awards gave top honours to Get Smart, Mission Impossible & best actress Barbara Bain …
When NBC-TV celebrated the 50th anniversary of Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater with the 2-hour special “Motown Returns To The Apollo”…
When the final episode of LA Law aired on NBC, after a wildly successful 8 year run…
When Rosie O’Donnell and Tom Selleck sparred over gun control on Rosie’s syndicated TV talk show …
..and when the final episode of Angela Lansbury’s “Murder, She Wrote” aired on CBS, after 12 seasons.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on May 18, 2018 at 9:01 pm by Ron Robinson

Fox News Beats Andrea Tantaros’ Surveillance Lawsuit

A federal judge on Friday rejected a wiretapping claim that was premised on allegations of malware placed on Tantaros’ computer, attempts to wipe her Blackberry device, and surreptitious recording of women in the wardrobe department of the cable news network.

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Published on at 4:00 pm by boredop

‘CHQT’ to be re-branded as ‘Global News Radio 880 Edmonton’

Edmonton Corus station CHQT to be rebranded….

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Published on at 11:29 am by Justus Schneider

For Traditional Radio, It’s All About Harnessing the Power of Digital

Each traditional medium faces its own unique struggle to adjust to digital competition for audience and advertising dollars, and that’s certainly true for radio, challenged by online services like Pandora and more recently Spotify.

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Published on at 10:58 am by Turn Table3

MTV Suspends ‘Catfish’ Over Nev’s Sex Harassment Claims

Nev Schulman denies the allegations, saying what he’s been accused of “did not happen”.

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Published on at 10:20 am by Ron Robinson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. May 18th

IT WAS MAY 18th … when radio’s espionage adventure drama Counterspy premiered on the Blue Network, beginning a 15-year run…
When 18-year-old singer Jackie DeShannon made her network television debut on CBS-TV’s Jackie Gleason Show…
When the final episode of “Baretta” aired on ABC TV, and the last “Murphy Brown” ran on CBS …
..and when after 50 years with the station Jack Cullen aired his final “Owl Prowl” on CKNW as it moved to a fulltime news/talk format.
ALL the milestones for May 18th INSIDE.

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Published on May 17, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Ratings Crisis: CNN Suffers Viewership Collapse of Nearly 30 Percent

With week two of May 2018 now in the books, we find that CNN’s ratings have collapsed even more than last week, close to -30 percent in total viewers and an astonishing -35 percent in demo viewers

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Published on at 5:32 pm by Voice Over